The two fighters are reportedly in talks for a fight after Wilder called out the Mexican to accept an offer that had been made.
While that may have been the case, there have been disagreements over the terms. Wilder’s team have allegedly offered Ruiz a 70-30 split. Meanwhile, Ruiz’s father, Ruiz Sr, is demanding 50-50.
And now the latter has spoken out for a sum close to what he believes his son is worth.
“What happened is that Wilder is a liar. He and his trainer want Andy [Ruiz Jr] to accept a ridiculous amount of money. Andy is not a random name.
“Wilder wants to offer Andy around 30% [70-30 split]. The only thing we are asking is a 50-50 split, and we are ready to fight Wilder. Andy and Wilder are going to fill up a stadium; they are going to sell a crazy amount of PPV because everybody wants to see that fight,” said Ruiz Sr
While it is true to say that Ruiz is the former unified heavyweight champion, he is still the B-side when it comes to the Wilder fight.
That appeared to be the same sticking point when it came to a potential fight with Tyson Fury. The Mexican was reportedly demanding $20 million, thus pricing himself out of the fight.
And given that it is a WBC title eliminator with the winner having the chance to face Fury, or a mega fight with Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia, Ruiz may not get a better chance to return to big time boxing.